in town for free camps
|1 year 40 weeks ago||My prediction?||
South Park parodies Breaking Bad next week.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Yep, this is appropriate.||
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Written at halftime:||
Fuck Fuck Fuck Fuck Fuck
Fuck Fuck Fuck Fuck Fuck Fuck Fuck
Fuck Fuck Fuck Fuck Fuck
Edit: Beaten by MGrowOld. What I get for not reading the thread first.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Phasewalking.||
Or a portal gun.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Edited for clarification:||
"A base play from an offense run by one of the two premier Big Ten programs that managed 41 points against Notre Dame should have exposed Akron's overmatched defense. Any adjustments made by this defense to stop this base play would have left them stupid-vulnerable to constraint."
UCF may be half-decent after beating Penn State, but Michigan appeared well-poised to take the division title. After that performance, those aspiration are shaky at best.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||This requires someone||
to actually want to go to the game, or a net return to be worth the effort to sell it on the street.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Easy solution for the AD.||
Oversell the student section until they get enough people to buy the tickets that, given this turnout, will show up to the game on time. They already oversell the student section as it is, which explains why the Notre Dame game was as crowded of a game as I can remember despite event staffs' efforts to ensure each student received their own seat. So count admissions using ticket scans, determine attendance rate for terrible MAC opponent, and oversell the section enough to fill it up.
Of course I didn't go today as a student, so this point is somewhat moot if the section eventually did fill up. Turns out I made the right choice.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Agreed.||
A Big Ten-level base offense should have been able to take a dump on Akron. Just ask UCF. Why we couldn't find a base offense that could consistently work against Akron is completely beyond me.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Must not be using the same rankings you use.||
Tell me, which service has Akron's players anywhere near the recruiting rankings that Michigan players have managed in the last 5 years? You can point at walk-on starters (Glasgow, fullback, and special teamers) and no one else.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||If App State or Toledo||
had missed two field goals and thrown an interception in the red zone, Carr and Rich Rod would have won those games too. These mistakes are outside of Hoke's control.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Precisely.||
A bad football team lost that game. However, I don't think a good football team won it.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Hey Da'Shawn Hand.||
Please come play for us. We're a traditional powerhouses that beats teams like Akron.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||If this is Baby Jesus' doing,||
we are either all going to Hell or we'll finish the season 3-9. FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Brian's postgame write-up:||
Yeah I know he's already used this but it's SOOO appropriate.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||To be honest,||
I thought after last week's performance he should have switched to #16. Now I'm scrambling to figure out what number Nick Sheridan wore in 2008.
To be fair, Denard has had games with terrible turnovers too; just not against MAC teams.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||That would be a problem||
if PETA hadn't already done this:
So... yeah. PETA has no national credibility in the eyes of anyone not running commercials starring Sarah McLachlan.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||This will be helpful:||
Hover your mouse over the QB chart (Hennechart?) to determine what the 2-letter abbreviations mean; really it's just a qualitative explanation for each of Devin's passes. The number is, indeed, how difficult the catch is for the wideout to make.
RPS=Rock-paper-scissors. A measure to determine how well the plays put the players in position to succeed before the snap.
DSR = Downfield Success Rate, used to evaluate the QB's performance on pass plays.
Receiver chart shows current game on left, totals for season on right.
Think that covers everything. Anything else should be in the FAQ.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Also include ND 2011.||
Michigan's offensive gameplan for that game was terrible, but Denard jump balls, receivers catching said jump balls, and awful ND turnovers swung the game in our favor.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||My version of this diary*:||
How The Big Ten Is Doing Two Games In
Terrible. Except for Michigan.
*This version is better than my version
|1 year 42 weeks ago||They had stayed the same over the years.||
Tiny tweaks over several decades isn't the major changes we are complaining about here. And this isn't one change; it's 6 major overhauls in 26 games:
--UTL 2011 uniforms
--Sugar Bowl 2012
--Outback Bowl 2013 (which were illegal according to NCAA regulations)
Add in the changes to the helmets (Matte finish and added numbers) and that's an awful lot of change happening in a short period of time. My only hope is they truly do look like NASCAR uniforms so people such as yourself join our ranks.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||"Robbery" is too strong a word.||
However, "collusion" may be more appropriate, given that some student-athletes are not compensated to their market value when Michigan football profits in the $15 million range. Do the ends justify this while forcing said student-athletes to accept the results?
And no, real-world comparisons don't apply, since undercompensated workers can still strike or market themselves to competitors.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|1 year 43 weeks ago||An old classic:||
Bring back TomVH or the puppy gets it!
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Oh boy look out!||
One of their players might have to sit out for 3 quarters against Georgia State.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Please give Heiko a raise.||
He is needed to ensure future Michigan offenses continue to evolve. Competing with doctor-level salaries will be tough, but that's why there's Kickstarter.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Eh, I found it quite reasonable to post.||
A couple years ago MGoBlog did a similar Wikipedia troll on the Ray Guy Award page, editing the first sentence to "The Ray Guy Award is presented annually to college football's top punter not named Zoltan Mesko...". It stayed up for a few weeks, along with records that Brian Cook won the award in 1999, a year before the award even existed.
Despite the holier-than-thou attitude that some may show, MGoBlog hasn't always been above such deeds.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Well I was going to suggest||
but Dave Brandon has truly one-upped me here.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Tis a sad day||
when news like this doesn't even make the front page anymore. Because Y U NO LIKE DAVE BRANDON HE HIR'D HOKE 'N HE WINZ FOOTBAWL GAMEZ!!!
Edit: Can we get our picture taken with Marlin Jackson in front of the Kraft noodle? On top would work too.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||"I would have walked to the MGoPatio."||
--MichNukeEng, Friday, September 6th
|1 year 44 weeks ago||There still has to be a way||
to punish people for flaming/trolling without punishing people for disagreeing. Ideally, this system wouldn't call for a mod each and every time, as would be the case without any self-moderation (the status quo, or the SBNation system). The previous system of simply collapsing trolling posts failed because legitimate, unpopular viewpoints were too easy to collapse, forcing people to read all collapsed posts for the chance to moderate them above that threshold. This defeats the purpose of collapsing them in the first place.
With the points system, you do get unfair punishment of unpopular viewpoints, but everyone can judge for themselves whether the post is legitimate or trolling. So the points system is still preferred, but self-moderation needs to be something all users are willing to honestly enforce or else we allow Groupthink to take over. Ideally, negs would be flagged with an adjective similar to the previous system, but without including "overrated" since that is too generic.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Hall-of-Fame material here.||
|1 year 44 weeks ago||(+1 Sequelitis reference)||
(+1 Sequelitis reference)
|1 year 45 weeks ago||For how much OSU moved the ball||
in the second half, the defense was very fortunate to have only given up 6 points.
Regarding the OP's question, the defense could try to bait a certain playcall from the offense based on alignment, then surprise an offense. This is what the defense did on the game-winning play against Northwestern, when they went to 3 down linemen, prompting a check to an inside run that Demens was assigned to blow up. That, or a defender could fake an injury, forcing the offense to slow down and allow them to switch personnel and rest.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Sure||
26, male, from Midland, Michigan but living in Ann Arbor, Michigan, right, Cthulhu.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Re: Englemon||
His primary MO was rarely being involved in any play of note. He usually scored in UFR in the +1/+2 range, which by Brian's metric suggests okay, but didn't play at strange times (injuries aside, why Mundy against OSU in 2006? why Brown in Appy State?). Perhaps that means he was excellent given that he wasn't tested much; I'd put him at least a tier below Adams if for no other reason than he didn't make his presence felt more.
I'm not ready to buy the defensive transition argument; Kovacs was a part of those transitions in defensive scheme (including midseason; curse you Rodriguez and your meddling), but since his sophomore year has never finished below All-Big Ten honorable mention. In fact, the 2010 3-3-5 scheme was probably most beneficial for him, since it placed him into a hybrid safety/linebacker position that could accentuate his skillset better. He did improve to 2nd team All-Big Ten in 2012, but one can't simply conclude that was because of Mattison and Curt Mallory.
Ultimately, the big question being asked in this thread is whether one can replicate Kovacs' skills while still being as athletic as a scholarship player evaluated by scouting services. I think that's hard to do, and the benefits will not be seen until we get 5-star defensive backs with multiple years into the system. We won't see that this year and it's unlikely that we get it next year, even if Dymonte Thomas wins the starting safety job. At best, we can trade consistency for athleticism in the short-term, but I'd rather have a player in position to make a play but simply gets beat than a player out of position relying on athleticism to compensate.
Now excuse me while I go back and re-read HTTV.*
*Here, Brian states Kovacs was good enough to start on any Michigan team in the past 20 years. I'm in no place to comment on its truth.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||If any other position, agreed.||
Yet, Michigan's safety play of the last decade suggests there's reason to fear the return of what once was. Off the top of my head, Michigan had Kovacs, Shazor, a serviceable Adams, and really nothing else over that span.
There's a reason why Angry Michigan Safety Hating God (blessed be thy name) became an MGoBlog meme.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||One question||
Would it also make sense to lump in 4th down conversions with 3rd down conversions? If you're trying to measure how effective an offense is at keeping drives alive, then 4th down conversions would also measure into this. Of course given the rarity of a 4th down attempt it would need to be weighed by the fraction of times an offense even goes for it on 4th down.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||9-3 or 10-2 seems most likely.||
If anything, I would swap Notre Dame and MSU, but that doesn't change the math at all.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||No need to review strike/ball calls,||
but yeah it's pretty dumb this wasn't instituted sooner. RIP Galarraga perfect game.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||First of all,||
Second, the last time I remember being told not to panic was after the 2009 football season. Then Woolfolk got injured, giving us real reason to panic. So... thanks for provoking my post-traumatic stress disorder, dick.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||That's an unfair comparison.||
Of course this would affect Kaepernick more than Brady, but that is because Tom Brady is a worse runner than Kaepernick. What if both players received identical wrist tweaks? Then Brady's offense would be hurt much more than Kaepernick because Kaepernick is a worse passer than Brady. Neither team could rely on pinpoint downfield accuracy, but with Kaepernick that would be okay because he could still use his legs to put pressure on the secondary to defend against the run game.
In the end, the question still becomes whether or not running the QB 10-12 times a game increases the rate of injury versus being a strict pocket passer. In the case of minor tweaks, then one has to break it down by type of minor tweak (whether it affects passing or running), which would be pretty impossible with the data currently available.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||+1||
for Doomsday Clock reference.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Will add as soon||
as I return to the apartment. (mrhilarity)
@ Jeff M: I'll do the Portal 2 co-op with you, though I warn you that I've already completed it. I wouldn't spoil it for you or anything, but still.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||(No subject)|
|1 year 48 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|1 year 50 weeks ago||So while camping as a child,||
I was doing some bikeriding with brothers and, just before breakfast, decided to race them back to the lot on a damp morning. Riding as fast as I could, I made it to the lot first and, like a dumb kid, threw my arms up in celebration. I proceeded to lose control of my bike, hit something, and fly over the handlebars and slide through the grass. Of course, in my shock of what had happened, I didn't close my mouth through it all, so my cries in the aftermath were inaudible due to the grass in my mouth.
To my family's dismay, Youtube and smart phones didn't exist back then.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||This debate is very tiring,||
since it's been had over and over again during the dreaded CC periods on the boards. In any case, I'll try to make the case again since it's been awhile:
The aforementioned advanced metrics (most notably FEI) already takes the quality-of-opponent into account. According to their metric, Michigan performed better against defenses of their opponents' caliber than other teams playing defenses of their caliber as a whole, putting their offense top-5 in Division 1. This advanced metric also removes stats accumulated during garbage time*.
Another way to evaluate Michigan's 2010 offense is to look at the total defense for Michigan's opponents across their whole schedule. Michigan consistently gives each opponents' defense one of its worst outings of the season (against ntMSU, Michigan was about average). This doesn't actually refute your claim, but does bring the "couldn't move the ball at all against OSU" into question; Michigan had actually outgained OSU at halftime.
The above-rated offense was an offense mostly driven by Denard. Therefore, Denard was a good quarterback, and should be considered a good quarterback when considering which Michigan players to draft for some ESPN fantasy draft forum. The forum is very subjective as it is, and being drafted 17th overall is still excellent (and there's no wrongdoing for putting him at FLEX. Heck, Tom Harmon is a FLEX). If you don't accept the above and write off the individual accolades, Michigan/Big Ten/NCAA records, etc as "beating up on bad competition" or whatever, there is no hope. Sadly, you should know I am already lost to your cause.
*Garbage time is defined very narrowly, like last meaningless drive or two in a half or it's clear that one team has given up entirely. It does not include when Michigan is down 24 at the half against Wisconsin. So the "didn't do anything until we were hopelessly behind" argument isn't completely dismissed by advanced metrics. Given that specific counterexamples aren't enough to refute this either (Michigan beat Notre Dame in 2011 despite being down by 17 and being outgained by a lot until the 4th quarter, Auburn was down 24 and beat Alabama in 2010, Michigan unleashed Braylon Edwards against MSU in 2004 when down 14 with 5 minutes left, etc), there's nothing I can say to refute it. I don't like the argument though, because it's subjective and no amount of number-crunching can be done to quantify how much an opposing team stops "trying" in a game while leaving its first-team on the field with a lead that has been overcome in specific instances in the past.
Edit: responding to your bottom post. Wanted to make sure the column was wide enough to read.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||That's right.||
The same 2010 where Michigan's offense was ranked top 20 by standard metrics and top 5 using advanced metrics. That was also the year when the "maybe-average quarterback" was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, Big Ten MVP, and 6th in Heisman voting. EXCELLENT!
|1 year 51 weeks ago||The problem is||
you're confusing the term "quarterback" with "passer." I agree that Denard is closer to average as a passer, but being a great runner was part of Denard's game as Michigan's quarterback. He proved in 2010 that one can build an excellent offense around a runner (one that, I'd argue, is the best since Tyrone Wheatley) with a strong arm but prone to inaccuracy and bad decisions (his weaknesses as a passer). Given that he broke Pat White's rushing record and finished top-5 among Michigan QBs in career passing yards, and Denard should be seen as a [positive-lying adjective] Michigan quarterback.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Would make an excellent diary,||
though if someone has tabulated all stats produced by every Michigan player in their career at Michigan by season, the result for the "best team of all-time" will vary based on the league's scoring options. Furthermore, the order of when each player should be drafted would also vary based on the number of teams and differential scoring for each position.
|2 years 40 min ago||Not to toot our own horn or anything,||
but I recall us being voted back-to-back World War MVP as well.
|2 years 2 days ago||I just want to read quotes||
from former players that wanted alternate uniforms but didn't get them. So far I haven't seen anything. So until proven wrong (like if Tom Brady says he would have liked to rotate jerseys each week during his Michigan days), I will hold the belief that interest in alternate jerseys is artificially created by those that market them, and future football recruits do not have the free will necessary to make a choice of whether or not to have alternate jerseys.
Sadly, quotes of players/recruits that don't like the alternate uniforms they have to wear will be filtered under "reasons for mancrush on said player," so they don't weigh nearly as strongly with me.
|2 years 6 days ago||Guns are a political issue.||
Guns are a political issue. More specifically, the question of whether or not a college kid should have a gun is a political issue.
|2 years 6 days ago||Terrible thread.||
For starters, the quoted section from the OP violates the no-politics rule.
Also, the article contains less substance than Bleacherreport, and screams of sensationalism following the latest news. In before the delete.
|2 years 1 week ago||Anthony Capatini||
should be able to break out of his spot on the sidelines and get another play on special teams. Possibly more, depending on how well the team plays against Akron.
|2 years 1 week ago||Not sure,||
but I have a feeling they drop a road game to a team they should beat. Purdue or Penn State are the most likely candidates; for the sake of predictions I'll say Purdue.
|2 years 1 week ago||I like this analysis better.||
The problem is defining the decimal probabilities given the amount of uncertainty present. From your decimal table, I'd add an extra tenth to Michigan State, Minnesota, and Iowa. That makes 9 wins. However, I'd put at least an extra tenth of uncertainty on the entire schedule (more if you include potential injuries to Michigan and other teams during the season). Then you have predictions that vary between 6-6 and 12-0 and are all valid.
Given the nature of "take your random-ass guess" threads, it's probably best to let people stick with anecdotes as reason for their predictions.
|2 years 1 week ago||Initial instinct?||
9-3, with losses to ND, Northwestern, and OSU. This should be enough to put Michigan in the title game, given that Michigan and OSU will have clinched by the time of The Game. OSU plays harder the first game since their record is better, but the added fatigue will be enough to give Michigan the advantage in the title game. Other thoughts:
The defense will be very good, though it will be a few big-time players (like Jake Ryan) away from a great defense. Numerically, an average offense should be able to score 17-20 points on this defense.
The offense will be okay but feel frustrating. Gardner will be improved but limited given he's really the only QB ready to play; my guess is he shows himself as an above-average passer and scrambles well, but with only 5-10 carries a game. Can look even better if Darboh/Funchess develop into productive players. The running game will get worse than last year.
The team appears primed for an excellent year in 2014, though the schedule also gets tougher so we'll see.
|2 years 1 week ago||That's nothing.||
Vincent Smith already invented that position 2 years ago.
|2 years 1 week ago||Hmm?||
And yes, I clicked the article. Just didn't read in case it's NSFW.
|2 years 1 week ago||No.||
Long live the memory of TomVH.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||Eh, I've seen much worse.||
It could have been a music video to a Pop Evil original.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||I imagine a modified version||
of this will be made at next year's Mock Rock, in honor of Dr. Hamlet III:
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Denard.||
There's no doubt in my mind that, with average defense/special teams in 2010, he wins the Heisman as a sophomore.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Denarded.||
With help from Boyz n da Pahokee.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||The previous coach was 0-0||
when the buyout mudslinging happened. From that standpoint, it should have been easily justifiable to reduce negative press towards the head coach, especially since it was Mary Sue that was an important catalyst in his hiring.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||In that case, I sue Joe Paterno.||
|2 years 5 weeks ago||To be fair,||
Rich Rodriguez knows more about football defense than most fans. He also knows more about the importance of recruiting and how to recruit offensive linemen. That doesn't mean he always makes the right decisions regarding each of these. Al Borges has lots of experience with playcalling, but is not in any way infallible with it; he even admitted as much to Heiko.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||I dunno man.||
The Washington Redskins are pretty racist. At least unless they change their team mascot into a potato...
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Umm... okay...||
In the provided link, Brandon was very blunt in his opposition to putting Michigan and OSU in the same division because he wanted the opportunity to play OSU twice. He could have shaded that question like he shaded the last-game question, but chose not to. This, in conjunction with his suggestion that The Game can get moved back, leads me to conclude that he willfully hoped that The (regular-season) Game would get moved back, since there now is true motivation to move The Game back so as to prevent back-to-back games.
But even assuming that this wasn't Brandon giving his honest opinion on The Game, then that suggests he acts more like a self-serving politician than a Michigan representative. Then the (weaker) transitive property becomes:
1. Dave Brandon acts like a politician.
2. Some people don't like the way politicians act. Therefore,
3. Some people don't like Dave Brandon.
While people have to be more straw-grasping* to use the Politician label to not like Dave Brandon, it still doesn't require being a sheep of Brian.
*Many politicians act like politicians out of necessity, given that they can't be in a position to do the right thing without kissing ass to certain special interests. Please don't engage me in a political discussion regarding how right/wrong I am on this.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Here:||
This is pretty self-explanatory:
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Dave Brandon was willing||
to sell out the date of The Game. Some Michigan fans want The Game to stay right where it is. Therefore, Some Michigan fans don't like Dave Brandon. The end.
This rationale didn't even require one single sniff of Brian's jockstrap.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Mostly worried about the offense.||
Despite Jake Ryan's injury, I have confidence that the defense will be similar to last year, which I would take in a heartbeat. However, Michigan is starting a whole new interior line, and all of its run-game production just graduated. Gardner looked excellent against Minnesota and Iowa but looked like a first-year starter against OSU and South Carolina (wish Brian would do those UFRs to gain a little more insight on those games). His receivers are very serviceable, though I wish we had more size on the outside that we can count on in the starting lineup (would like to see Funchess or Darboh break out more in their roles).
Against this schedule, Michigan has 5 gimmes, 3 favored games, 2 coinflips, and 2 underdog games in my opinion. 9-3 seems to be reasonable until some question marks start to answer themselves.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||It's right here:||
|2 years 12 weeks ago||World Circuit Piston Honda||
won't get up if you hit him just as he steps in to do his signature move. I hope that hypothetical Louisville acts the same way.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||To be fair,||
I can get used to advertising in the stadium sooner than the clownification of the football jerseys. Neither of those options is best of all, though.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Meteor.||
Because my bracket has Louisville in the Final Four anyway.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|2 years 15 weeks ago||People should dress||
for the job they want. Unless all future Michigan athletes want to join the military, they should not be wearing camo. That is all.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||PS how do i put something||
The above looks like
<blockquote>PS how do i put something in those yellow quote boxes</blockquote>
in the plain text editor.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||I was expecting Muppets.||
But all I got were
MGOBLOG WAS READY FOR A CELEBRATION. I AGREE. AH HO, HO HO HO HO!
Yes, I know the image is terrible. Everything is terrible forever.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Cautiously optimistic about Shop Class||
My main concerns are:
1) Dear Diary has done an excellent job of linking threads that are worth reading, and every past photoshop thread has been included (Seth feel free to tell me I'm wrong). If images start appearing on Twitter, it is assumed they will either be reposted into threads here (to then be linked by Dear Diary), picked up by BiSB in TWIT, or posted by Brian in UV. Compiling them into Shop Class may already be unnecessary unless this issue spurs MOAR PHOTOSHOPZ. In which case...
2) Quality may be lost from the quantity of recurring this issue. Sometimes images just beg to be photoshopped that produce downright brilliant results (see Taylor's Twosie, the phenomenon that is Lloyd Brady, Brian Photobomb, etc), and if this issue helps highlight more images like those I am 100% in support. I mainly hope that our collective standards of which images deserve to be photoshopped, MS Paint'd, captioned, meme'd or GIF'd don't lower just to create more content.
Still, Chunkums and Blazefire still do great work, and I like highlighting it if it's as good as what's in this post. Should be interesting to see this issue going forward.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||On the plus side,||
you didn't give "Blockhams with Dicks" much to work with in this comic.
On the minus side, they probably don't need to change it much.
My preferred comic: show all the characters melting down, as in either turning from solid to liquid or leaking radioactive waste.*
*Reactors that melt down have never leaked radioactive waste.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||On the flip side of the coin...||
...Michigan is now a football program whose assistants are good enough to get poached by schools like Oklahoma. Given that Hoke and Mattison are both Dline experts, losing Montgomery may be a blessing in disguise.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||First reference to Beyonce spot:||
Take it for the grain of salt that it's truly worth.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Denard prevented 8-loss seasons each year?||
Well *bleep*, 2013 is going to be terrible. I can't imagine the MGoMeltdowns to erupt in the aftermath of a 4-8 season.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||Everything is still terrible.||
Everything is still terrible. No reason to alter my hatred of it yet.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||I hate everything forever.||
That is all.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||Right here:||
Had myself convinced you'd want to show them both raising their arms to the sky, but contrast works well too.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||I think this is the one you want:|
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Some food for thought:||
Would you be as supportive of Dave Brandon if the Michigan-OSU game was moved into October in 2011? Because Dave Brandon was in support of this move, and it took a biblical-style plague of Michigan and OSU fan protests before the motion was ended. So as a Michigan fan that feels very passionate about beating Ohio State each year, it's very hard for me to simply forget this idea that Dave Brandon worked to nearly kill the greatest rivalry in sports with very little benefit in return. Given Brian's passion for Michigan football, I imagine he agrees; therefore, it's hard to see Dave Brandon as the ideal leader of Michigan athletics.
Dave Brandon has done some right things at Michigan (the renovations come to mind, though Bill Martin was the primary catalyst for Crisler renovations). However, continuing to hear the message he represents (we want to ensure we make a lot of money for Michigan and the Big Ten) does bring about a big disconnect between the Michigan athletic department and the long-time fan of Michigan football.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||I took exception to that line too.||
I disagree with the continuation that it was the renovations and first night game that brought Michigan into the 21st century, and I disagree with the implication that Michigan was a decade behind modern programs (like Ohio State, given that it's an OSU blog making the statement). Not to mention there are plenty of things I don't want Michigan to do even if it makes them more "modern", like redesign its uniforms, sell out advertising to the extent of OSU, or vacate wins in successful seasons due to NCAA violations.
I did think it was a nice read, with some good insight from the man himself.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||After reading your username,||
I thought it was going to be written backwards.
On a more serious note, nice write-up.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||This thread is entitled||
This thread is entitled "Rich Rodriguez "Some Michigan Players Felt Entitled"."
|2 years 23 weeks ago||The sweet taste of||
|2 years 23 weeks ago||THE_KNOWLEDGE's retirement only lasted||
until the end of the 2012 football season. This message was foretold here.
Don't ever leave
|2 years 23 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|2 years 23 weeks ago||If 1997 credentials qualify,||
then GERG should interview for the position, given that he won the Super Bowl that year as the Broncos' D Coordinator.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||"Friday Fun" can work, but...||
...it seems to lack the descriptive nature of your previous title. Even keeping it the same would be fine, as it would act as an ode to the feature that evolved into the not-so-rough designs you generate each Friday (like a site lore of sorts, similar to Unverified Voracity). My preferred option would be making a play on the original title, like using "Friday Finals" or "Friday Finishes" to show that the Friday sketches are better quality than they used to be.
Other options that I don't like as much:
Friday Extra, Friday Bonus, Friday Shorts, Last Laugh, Blockham Fridays.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||I expected to lose a road Big Ten game.||
I have an extra sad that one such loss was Ohio State.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Never been a big fan of this argument.||
Newer jerseys can't be a bigger selling point for Michigan than having a traditional, iconic look that is easily identifiable with the winningest football program. Rather, the effect of changing the jerseys can't be as great as, say, upgrading the facilities, hiring coaches that are effective at recruiting/developing players, and improper benefits (Michigan shouldn't do the latter).
How does Michigan increase revenue to pay for such nice things? They shouldn't need to given Michigan has the highest revenue of any NCAA school, but if Dave Brandon won't take a salary cut to keep up with the Joneses, then they should try to sell advertising in the stadium. I honestly don't think this would create a bigger outrage from the fanbase than changing the uniforms, especially since every other school does this and it would make Michigan a lot of money that is otherwise not guaranteed when marketing more ugly-jersey merchandise. Yes, Brian and many MGoFaithful would be upset (myself included), but the casual fan won't care and neither would recruits.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Michigan leads by 16 after 5-8 minutes.||
Should I feel disappointed when they only lead by 29 after 39 minutes?
Just got an idea for a First-World Problems meme.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Agree mostly.||
The knocks against Denard mostly involve the team's (lack of) accomplishments while he was the starting QB, along with his turnover rate. Given that only those with (formerly) retired jerseys and Desmond Howard have legends jersey status (remember the patch has only existed for just over a year), there should be a waiting period before Denard gets any recognition (my guess is about 20 years after graduation). My main point is that Denard's list of individual accomplishments compare very favorably with others that are already legends, so come 20 years down the road he should be given strong consideration. And Charles Woodson, who is almost a lock for the next patch given the special treatment already being given to his jersey, and someone special with #1 so they can put a legends patch on that.
I think the reason why the legends patches were given out in the first place is to allow for more people to earn number recognition. (Now special numbers can be worn by current players, increasing the pool of number to select from for players.) That would mean players whose numbers would not have been retired can now be recognized as legends. There is clearly a point where it becomes gimmicky, but the question then becomes HOW exclusive the numbers are. Like, are 10 people in 133 years of Michigan football too many? If not, are there 9 players (including the 6 currently honored) more deserving than Denard? If so, who? What are their qualifications?
How would I do it? Use a waiting period (like 20 years), then give legends patches to players that were great but very memorable (to the point of era-defining). Denard fits that profile; so does Rick Leach, Charles Woodson, and (probably) everyone else that has already been honored. Hopefully, it doesn't become too biased towards QBs and offensive players. I'd like to see Kovacs honored in a way that recognizes All-Big Ten player that started as a walk-on; sadly, I don't think you can give him a Legends patch.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||I hope they make Denard a Michigan legend.||
He has easily as many Heisman-caliber moments as Desmond Howard in his career, and with the number of individual records he has set (along with the chance to break the QB rushing record in the bowl game), he deserves it. No big ten championship sucks, but that's a team award, and our other Michigan legends didn't have to learn a new system in their career (not at QB, anyway). Given that Denard presided over the team that turned the program from the Rodriguez years into a program with a BCS bowl victory, an Ohio State victory, and a winning record against Notre Dame, Denard has plenty of team-related notables such that his lack of big ten championship should not be the deciding factor.
Most importantly, unless Michigan hires another Rich Rodriguez as its coach, there will never be another quarterback like Denard at Michigan. There doesn't have to be given the amount of talent from past (and hopefully future) Michigan teams, but a runner anywhere near as proficient as Denard with his strong arm will probably not be recruited by Hoke or used as a runner from the QB position. Before anyone mentions how uniqueness is not necessary a legendary trait, I would argue that Rick Leach should also become a Michigan legend (if they're not retiring his jersey) because his career was also prolific and whose career is memorable in its own right. I would also argue that Desmond Howard would not be a legend unless he won the Heisman, which takes more luck than skill and luck should not be a notable factor when deciding future Michigan legends.
Hopefully, responses against Denard's legend status will have more insight than "nuh-uh".
|2 years 27 weeks ago||WORST. MAYAN. CALENDAR. EVER.||
WORST. MAYAN. CALENDAR. EVER.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Honest question||
Why hasn't Dave Brandon started selling advertising in Michigan Stadium? It would probably make Michigan more money than another new jersey for compulsive fans to buy. It would probably also create less of an overall backlash than changing the jerseys. (I mean how many places have no advertising in their football stadium? Surely Michigan can do the simple things to keep up with the Joneses AMIRITE?)
Note that I detest both Michigan's frequent changing of jerseys and the idea of selling advertising in the stadium. Yet it's baffling to me that the away (and sometimes the home) jerseys are fair game to change each week while advertising in Michigan stadium is taboo.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||4-year Statute of Limitations||
Plus, one man's word against another isn't enough for investigators to find wrongdoing. But yeah, I'm surprised that nothing came out of it when he tried to cooperate with the NCAA back in 2004.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||LIES!||
THE_KNOWLEDGE does not make predictions.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Cherrypicking||
|2 years 29 weeks ago||In fact it's completely opposite.||
The boards are easier on people with dissenting views than before because negbangs don't have any lasting effect. Unless you call "reduced karma" a punishment, but it seems like many readers read collapsed posts anyway, especially to make sense of responses that aren't collapsed. So yeah, it's definitely untrue regarding Hoke being beyond criticism.
But my point is that posters should get judged for what they post now rather than what they have posted before, since people can and should be allowed to change their ways. In this thread, HD focused exclusively on the now rather than the past, which people can self-moderate or respond to without the mods needing to step in and diffuse a political/Rodriguez debate. I have a strong feeling that this was Profit's rationale behind why he didn't try to diffuse HD here, and I do agree with him. Yet it seems that, because HD's past involves meltdowns about RR's firing and ANGAR in general, you want enforcement on this thread towards HD, not the posters that are TRYING to stir the pot when citing his past Rodriguez-firing meltdowns. It's not like HD hasn't been punished before; he was nuked pretty hard by the mods in at least one instance.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Did HD mention Rodriguez?||
Or even mention that Hoke receives different treatment now than Rodriguez received in his first year? Not in this thread, he didn't; his words have only gone to point out that it's ridiculous for the coaches to be above criticism. This I'm inclined to agree with, though others have made good points about "Norfleet may not be the future for Michigan's starting RB."
Honestly, is it a bad thing that MGoBlog is becoming more open to dissenting opinions than it was under Rodriguez?
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Brian may be MGoBlog's version of The Joker.||
Crazy laugh in MGoPodcast 4.4, plus I can imagine him telling us "You're all going to show your true colors when the chips are down (when Michigan-OSU gets moved into early October). See I'm not a monster; I'm just ahead of the curve."
|2 years 29 weeks ago||(No subject)|
|2 years 30 weeks ago||75-63 Michigan||
|2 years 30 weeks ago||75-72 Michigan||
Michigan wins it with a buzzer beater from Stauskas as Duke's players all don WMU uniforms and attempt to hijack the game.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||I think that's a new grade||
called 'F-star'. It's given out to any OSU student athlete that will give their teacher sports equipment/memorabilia, and transitions an otherwise GPA-counted failing grade into a pass on a pass-fail scale.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||(No subject)|
|2 years 32 weeks ago||38-35 Good Guys.||
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Good movie||
First song was a little eh, but otherwise very nice.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Given Dave Brandon's stance on division alignment,||
that vote is even worse (11-1/13-1).
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Curses.||
I was hoping this comment would show up as (Score:5 Informative).
|2 years 32 weeks ago||There were a ton of problems with the 2010 defense.||
"Kovacs" was very low on that list.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Not sure if this deserves an||
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Spaceballs reference for the win.||
Michigan 18 Iowa 7.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|2 years 34 weeks ago||No.||
No. One good performance against Minnesota should not decide who the starting QB is. Recall that Sheridan looked good against Minnesota in 2008.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||Those are homophones.||
Homonyms are two separate words with the same spelling and pronounciation, like the noun and verb versions of "fly." Homophones only share pronounciation, like with "eek" and "eke."
|2 years 34 weeks ago||That's what I do.||
Perhaps if I refresh the browser after saving my comment...
|2 years 34 weeks ago||Another attempt at embedding...||
|2 years 34 weeks ago||Mostly PC||
Mostly PC, but I own both versions of the game.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||Best Wishes!||
It's gotta be a pain to come from celebrating Michigan's 2012 12-2 Big Ten championship season and Rose Bowl victory, just to find an alternate universe where Denard's elbow explodes and Michigan loses 3 games. May I hope that the future from whence you came is unaltered, while I hope that Michigan's season isn't doomed.*
*The last time THE_KNOWLEDGE made his farewell was in 2010.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||Interesting diary.||
Can't wait to see what the team pulls out to crown Ohio State.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Did it work?||
Did it work?
|2 years 37 weeks ago||(No subject)|
|2 years 37 weeks ago||The last thing I want||
is Disney snatching more of Brian's people up.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||I blame the Free Press.||
I blame the Free Press.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|2 years 38 weeks ago||This is LSUFreek-quality.||
|2 years 38 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|2 years 39 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|2 years 39 weeks ago||Michigan 26, Purdue 12||
Michigan gets 3 TDs, and Purdue gets 3 1-point safeties from the extra-point attempts; these are the irregularities that THE_KNOWLEDGE has foretold. Michigan also adds 2 field goals and a safety, while Purdue gets 3 field goals.
Afterwards, Michigan cruises to an 11-3 season, with Michigan winning the Big Ten but losing to Arizona in the Rose Bowl.
|2 years 39 weeks ago||Add both Notre Dame games.||
That makes 5 games out of 11 BCS opponents that Michigan has played with an inconsistent-at-best offensive gameplan. Even worse if you remove bad Big Ten teams like 2011 Minnesota from the sample size.
|2 years 39 weeks ago||Playing Devil's Advocate||
2 of those wins (ND and Sugar Bowl) were about as improbable as improbable wins come by, and weren't really influenced by the offensive gameplan. Also, last year's schedule was very favorable, with the only marquis road game being MSU and playing down OSU and okay Nebraska teams at home.
OTOH, the offense looked brilliant against both Nebraska and OSU last year, which Borges deserves credit for.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||I think it was more the poor clock-managing||
at the end of each half. It seemed like we couldn't decide whether to try to score points at the end of the first half until after allowing 30 seconds to run off for nothing. The last possession Michigan had was also poor clock managing, given that we knew we needed 2 scores to tie/win yet we let 4 minutes out of 7 left run off the clock.
During the rest of the game, clock management wasn't really an issue, though this game can be used as an illustration of how useless time of possession is.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||Yards gained against a first-team defense||
are not garbage yards, regardless of how much you desire them to be.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||The defenses Denard faced||
were overall better in 2010 than in 2011. 3 teams Michigan played that year went 11-1. Though perhaps 2012 would look substantially better had we not played Alabama...
|2 years 40 weeks ago||One turnover was at the end of the half.||
That was a chuck-and-pray attempt that had absolutely no impact on the outcome of the game, because the alternative was to essentially take a knee. So really there was only 5 turnovers of significance.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||It was Denard's first year starting as QB.||
First-year starting QBs tend to make horrible decisions. What's your point?
|2 years 40 weeks ago||Assuming he regressed from last year||
to this year, you're right. But if he's as good as he was last year at throwing the ball, we figured out a way to turn a loss into a win BECAUSE of the jump ball against Notre Dame. If the latter, the coaches should have let Gardner/Funchess make a play against a weak secondary. If the former, Hoke needs to get a better quarterbacks coach.
|2 years 41 weeks ago||A 99-yard TD run.||
Denard breaks his own record for longest TD run in South Bend.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||Just proves Internet Rule #34.||
"If it exists, there is a porn for it."
Good work Blockhams for existing enough for Rule #34 to apply.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Denard's 87-yard run against Notre Dame||
was a huge "OMG DENARD I LOVE YOU NO HOMO" moment for me, despite the fact that his blocking was arguably better than the run itself.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Just added to the Hall of Fame.||
Linked the original thread. Blackgandhi definitely outdid him/herself with this one.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Fine, I'll become more stationary.||
My point is "it makes no sense to criticize Rodriguez for running Denard 15% more times than Hoke."
Your first argument is "An extra 30 carries made the team worse. Everyone agrees." This cannot possibly be true because 'everyone' doesn't have a baseline to compare the margin between what the team accomplished in 2010 vs what the team could have accomplished had Denard not ran the ball those 30 extra carries. So irrelevant.
Next, your argument of "Michigan established a more consistent threat from the RB spot" completely glances over the personnel that were available to each coach. Most people agree that Vincent Smith in 2010 was less of a threat at running back as Toussaint in 2011. Thus, running Denard more to compensate for Vincent's inadequacies would make sense. Likewise, running Denard less to give a talent like Toussaint more of the workload would also make sense.
But what about Denard's health? Last year, there was a large dropoff between Denard and his backup, so keeping him healthy by running him less than in 2010 made sense. With an experienced QB in Tate behind Denard in 2010 (perhaps Rodriguez failed by not leaving Tate as #2 on the depth chart the whole season, but he has to be allowed to discipline players for violating team rules), having Denard get injured was not nearly as detrimental in 2010 as it would have been in 2011. Thus, Denard running 15% more carries with a capable backup would be okay; in retrospect, Tate performed admirably in limited time in 2010.
So how big was the difference between Denard and Tate in 2010 versus Denard and Devin in 2011? On paper, an experienced starter should be less of a dropoff than an inexperienced starter. From the eye test, Tate in 2010 simply looked like he could play better than Devin in 2011. I'd subjectively argue that a 15% reduction in carries is less than the difference in skill level between 2010 Tate and 2011 Devin. From this standpoint in a vacuum, Hoke and staff let Denard run the ball too much. (Caveat: I do not think Hoke and staff failed by any means. I will argue that running Denard 26 times against Eastern wasn't necessary, and goes against the notion that Hoke was trying to preserve Denard more than Rodriguez. But 11-2 with great performances against Illinois, Nebraska, and OSU suggest I shouldn't get strung out about it.)
Hopefully that clears things up. I mostly don't like your post and think it's in the same line of posts/comments that have piled on Rodriguez for the things that he actually did well while at Michigan. I'd rather see posters not discuss Rodriguez since that was a dark time and all, but if they HAVE to, dog him for his bad decisions on the defensive side of the ball and somewhat-questionable priorities in recruiting.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Toussaint wasn't available||
during the 2010 season. Vincent Smith got plenty of carries in 2010, but wasn't anywhere near the threat that Denard was when running the football (hence why they stopped running the zone read with Denard and Vincent). I'm not sure why you can pin that on Rodriguez's inability to coach, given that he didn't have a 1000-yard rusher in addition to Denard just waiting to get put into the game. Rodriguez ran Brandon Minor and Carlos Brown plenty in 2008 and 2009 when, you know, they were the best runners on the roster.
Note also that Rodriguez had Tate Forcier in the wings, so it was okay to run Denard more in 2010. From that standpoint, only a 15% reduction in carries is a failure on the new coaching staff, who didn't have a solid backup QB that could step in for Denard (it should have been more like a 50% reduction).
|2 years 44 weeks ago||ALL THE POINTS!!!!||
Where's the obligatory +1,000,000 from the mods for this?
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Uh... what?||
No, the reason the App State game is made such a huge deal of on this board is because Michigan was a top-5 team with national title hopes that lost to an FCS team. Feel free to reread Brian's UFR of that game for specific reasons why it was outrageous. Especially the defense, which schemed right into App State's brilliant Goliath-beating gameplan of "run basic zone read plays with less-talented players."
Look at the other thread about Carr advising Weinke to go to Iowa. The "Carr did the right thing to put the players first" comments are plussed much more than the "Carr was wrong to undermine the program" comments. Case and point.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||Still-OT continuation of discussion||
Interesting point about the Wookies; if it was developed in the books that the Wookies were too advanced a race then they can't be used in RotJ. OTOH if this is Lucas making up an excuse to the media to justify replacing them then I see it as a moneygrab. This is the narrative I believe until proven otherwise because I watched Ewok Adventures as a kid, so Lucas succeeded in that regard. Then the real question is how reasonable it is for the Ewoks to make THAT much a difference since the Rebellion strike team was tiny compared to the Empire's legion. The only other time the main characters did that was when the Empire let them go on the Death Star, which seems more plausible than in Jedi.
Luke started the movie as a badass; he didn't grow into it as the movie unfolded. He had the opportunity to, but his entire scene with the Emperor didn't allow for anything to happen. Luke was challenged with "Strike me down and your training will be complete, making you an agent of the Dark Side" and he said "I was going to but then you told me that was a bad thing to do, so I'm going to pass". Admittedly, I wouldn't have minded the Ewoks as much had the Emperor scene been something interesting to focus on, since Admiral Ackbar didn't have enough memorable dialogue during that part of the movie. I'll give you Han/Leia in the tree city though; that was at least something interesting.
I completely agree with you that Lucas screwed Anakin out of character, though it's tough to grow into something when the previous two movies gave him nothing to work with. Yet I still managed to feel grief for his impossible situation: either stay as a Jedi and let Padme die or become a Sith lord and try to save her (but then kill her because of the self-fulfilling prophecy; I agree that Oedipus did it better). Honestly, I didn't want to see him become Vader because that meant Jedi (other characters) were going to die. It didn't matter if it was by his hand or not because I didn't respect his character in any way.
Now if the books had Anakin/Vader as a bigger badass that slaughtered Jedi left and right following his turning I can see the very strong objection to this movie. I can also understand the objection behind not following the true chosen one's path (remember that one kid in the temple that actually resisted for about 10 seconds? the books developed him as being the true chosen one, and Qui-Gon/Obiwan were wrong), and others. I also understand many objections people had about the dialogue in Episode III, but as mentioned before Episode VI had plenty of bad dialogue in its own right. Too often I find people that judge Jedi and Sith based on the great and terrible things its predecessors did rather than look at each movie in a vacuum; when I do that I have to put Sith ahead of Jedi, and that's even while hoping Ole Miss adopts Admiral Ackbar as their mascot. I'll admit it's not by much, which only seeks to prove that the (majority of the) Star Wars franchise is way overrated.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||You're probably right,||
but nothing that you cited is actually a crucial plot element that the entire movie is hinged upon. Without the Ewoks and their ability to win the Battle of Endor, Return of the Jedi falls apart. Hence, the Ewoks are the more egregious error. Lucas initially wanted to use Wookies instead of Ewoks, which would have been easier to understand the Rebels' success. However, because he wanted to make more money by appealing to children, he sacrificed quality.
More relevant are arguments pertaining to the strong characters from Jedi versus the weak characters and dialogue of Revenge of the Sith. The reason why I dismiss this is because there was very little character development in Return of the Jedi; the main characters had already grown to their max in the other two movies (which were better), while Revenge of the Sith was actually made worse because of the mistakes made in Episodes I and II. Meanwhile, Revenge of the Sith puts Anakin in the role as a tragic hero from a Shakespearean tragedy, where we know where the story starts and stops before watching the movie yet hope 1) he doesn't become Darth Vader, and 2) most of the Jedi don't get killed off. In a vacuum, this is a much more compelling story arc than what Return of the Jedi has to offer.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||/moans incomprehensibly about his QB situation||
Could it possibly have sounded like this?
|2 years 47 weeks ago||I have to disagree with you.||
I thought Revenge of the Sith was better than Return of the Jedi. It's close, but the workings of a Shakespearean tragedy has to be taken more seriously than the best legion of stormtroopers getting defeated by a bunch of teddy bear-like Ewoks.
|2 years 48 weeks ago||2-time high school chess champion.||
3rd-place Mathletic finish in middle school, worthy of $100.
|2 years 48 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|2 years 48 weeks ago||Rich Rod deserves a little more credit than that,||
given that he was the only D1 coach in the country willing to recruit Denard to play quarterback. Why RR revisionists insist on glancing over this fact I have no clue.
|2 years 49 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|2 years 49 weeks ago||Newsflash:||
This isn't 2003. Geico jokes aren't funny.
|2 years 49 weeks ago||Obligatory GIF||
|2 years 49 weeks ago||Tempting fate?||
|2 years 49 weeks ago||Added original "RollDamnTide exposed" thread||
to the Hall-of-Fame. Hopefully this will reduce the number of questions about why he stopped posting a month ago.
|2 years 50 weeks ago||I'm still waiting for the NCAA||
I'm still waiting for the NCAA version of NFL Blitz.
|2 years 51 weeks ago||One correction||
Our field goal kicking was fairly decent in 2009, when Olesnavage went 11/15 on field goal attempts, including 9/10 from 30 or more yards. But yeah, 2010 was awful.
|2 years 52 weeks ago||Thread title alert:||
|3 years 22 hours ago||If Michigan can beat Ohio||
while managing to lose all its other games, the universe will tear itself apart.
|3 years 2 days ago||A few bullets:||
No spoilers on how people are in real life.
|3 years 1 week ago||9 field goals?||
We're gonna need a whole lot of these:
|3 years 1 week ago||Skip Bayless||
won't talk about no bubble screens.
|3 years 1 week ago||There are 32 NFL teams||
because the NFC Norris allows them to exist.
|3 years 2 weeks ago||HTTV reviews||
are worthy of their own thread. Another review I just read:
|3 years 3 weeks ago||I am leaving work.||
I am leaving work.
I can't contribute much now.
Next time start sooner.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Einstein disagrees||
Re: Conservation of Mass.
By discovering E=mc^2, he showed that energy can be converted into mass and vice versa, thus disproving the Law of Conservation of Mass.
The new version is the Law of Conservation of Energy and Mass, which states the total amount of mass and energy in the universe is constant. So long as The Hulk can convert energy into mass in transformation, he does not violate this law.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Conference paper submission||
then writing an abstract for another conference. Then...
I'll let you know after looking at the pictures on my phone.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||No.||
Given that Michigan's streak of 100,000+ viewers continued throughout the Rodriguez years, not appreciably.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Fake 15-yd snap time of .69 seconds?||
4 fakes out of 5. Article says most NFL teams allocate 1.08 seconds of snap time for the long-snapper.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||They're doing a poor job at it then.||
Why haven't they sold advertising in Michigan stadium?
|3 years 4 weeks ago||Dave Brandon baffles me.||
Does his job involve public relations, like, at all? Or is he simply trying to maximize revenue? If the latter, then he should be selling advertising in Michigan stadium because that's a free source of income for the athletic department. If there's even an ounce of public relations in his job description, then calling out naysayers for preventing Michigan from "being relevant" doesn't help him accomplish this goal.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||Ace could probably help you out||
since the 2013 recruiting class is expected to fill up by the end of the week. #NotReallyButNotInconceivableEither
|3 years 4 weeks ago||Minor quibble||
Hoke is in his fifties; his age was one of the concerns fans had about him being hired. I support him 100% as Michigan's coach, but Hoke is not young.
Your other points still stand, however.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||There goes my contribution||
to the discussion.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||Found out I passed Quals.||
So dinner then drinking.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||It turns out that||
real coaches get triple the salary of not-real coaches.
|3 years 6 weeks ago||No.||
Currently, you have to be a mod to successfully lower someone's point total.
|3 years 6 weeks ago||Mark Hollis' Twitter account||
Mark Hollis' Twitter account should take Hollis out of the running.
|3 years 6 weeks ago||That, or...||
...those uniforms looked ugly for reasons pertaining to, you know, how they looked rather than a strawman reason such as their performance on the field.
|3 years 6 weeks ago||The new Michigan football helmet:||
In honor of Denard Robinson, every future Michigan football player will receive a helmet with dreds sticking out the back. The football team will then be forever referred to as the Michigan Predators.
|3 years 6 weeks ago||I'll post the obvious snarky alternate uniform...||
All it would take is a new tv contract with ESPN to get these, since Disney owns the rights to both.
|3 years 6 weeks ago||Have the coaches||
come out and said that they are in support of new Michigan jerseys? Have the coaches come out and said they want to play postseason games in warm weather? If you're reading this Heiko, this might be something worth asking at the next press conference; start with Al Borges in case this question only makes the coaches dislike you more.
At this point, I actually want Dave Brandon to start selling advertising in the stadium for Football Saturdays because it would be about as confrontational to the idea of Michigan tradition as he could be. It would also be a direct challenge to Ann Arbor Torch and Pitchfork to see if they (we) would actually do something to protest certain methods the AD could use to make money for Michigan football. Right now, I'm convinced that Dave Brandon will be able to make Michigan Football Saturdays as generic as professional sports by the end of the decade.